1199 Small Vintage Purse with Ahir Embroidery

Beautiful little Batua or purse

Hand embroidered.

Has a drawstring closure

Vibrant embroidery all over

Has the motif of a girl - probably with pots on her head and probably dancing the garba dance that is a way of worshiping Goddess of Strength - Amba

Also present are peacocks and flowers.

9.5 x 8.5 inches

Piping has been added using a sewing machine

From Gujarat

Estimated to be from the 1960s - 1970s

May be used to keep items like jewelry. I use some of mine to keep precious family memorabilia


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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.

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